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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #50 on: November 12, 2012, 21:56:59 »

Halifax Shipping News' Full Coverage of the FELEX Updates can be Found at http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/search/label/FELEX
Fredericton is at the Machine Shop Wharf, being kited out, and HMCS Montreal is in the Graving Dock.

Montreal presumably is partially done, as she was the http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2010/03/cyclone-testing.htmltest ship for the cyclone.

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2012, 04:28:31 »
Actually the MHP retrofit is not part of HCM FELEX but is a separate upgrade on it's own.
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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2012, 09:32:18 »
Actually the MHP retrofit is not part of HCM FELEX but is a separate upgrade on it's own.

True, Though I thought they were running concurently..

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2012, 10:12:42 »
Some are but with the latest delays...?
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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2012, 12:52:36 »
HMCS Halifax Was Spotted in the Approaches today on trials.
http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2012/11/hmcs-halifax-out-on-trials.html

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #55 on: December 05, 2012, 13:20:47 »
I thought I read that the Halifax class was to be fitted with the Smart-L 3D Radar.From the pics I have seen of her on sea trails it doesn't appear to be installed.

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #56 on: December 05, 2012, 13:25:27 »
I believe it's the Smart-S Mk2, not the Smart-L.

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #57 on: December 05, 2012, 14:47:02 »
It is Smart-S. Smart-L is a lot bigger and used for AAW/TBMD.

That picture in the approaches looks like a smaller antenna than the SPS-49.

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #58 on: December 05, 2012, 22:46:10 »
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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2013, 14:47:12 »
Addtional Photos of HMCS Halifax. http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2013/01/more-post-felex-hmcs-halifax-photos.html
not shown, but it looks like the Flight deck has the Modifications for the Cyclone.

HMCS Fredericton was also moved back to HMC Dockyard last week. http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2013/01/hmcs-fredericton-finished-felex.html
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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #60 on: January 28, 2013, 16:50:14 »
HMCS Fredericton was also moved back to HMC Dockyard last week. http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2013/01/hmcs-fredericton-finished-felex.html - She lacks the Command additions.

She lacks what?

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #61 on: January 29, 2013, 08:08:18 »
2 of the frigates (HMCS Halifax and HMCS Fredercton) are getting addtional Task force command features that currently only exist on Iroquois and Athabaskan. The biggest physical difference  on the outside is the addtion of the 2 large communications domes on the hangar, which will sit on extensions under the aft fire control radar.

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #62 on: January 29, 2013, 08:29:10 »
2 of the frigates (HMCS Halifax being one) are getting addtional Task force command features that currently only exist on Iroquois and Athabaskan. The biggest physical difference  on the outside is the addtion of the 2 large communications domes on the hangar, which on Halifax will sit on extensions under the aft fire control radar.

Your information is pretty inaccurate.  Are you referring to the domes shown on FRE here?  http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2012/11/fredericton-and-montreal-felex-update.html

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #63 on: January 29, 2013, 12:29:15 »
Opps. Mixed up Fredricton and Montreal in my head.
Halifax and Fredercton Have the Mods. Montreal will not.

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #64 on: January 29, 2013, 13:25:03 »
Some of the CTG modifications are being applied to all 12 of the Halifax class.  Some, like the domes you've mentioned...are only being applied to specific ships.

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #66 on: April 24, 2013, 19:27:15 »
So had HMCS Winnipeg just come out of FELIX?  Then this collision.  I hope the damage isn't too bad.  Another article I read indicated that the Winnipeg had just undergone a massive refit and systems upgrade. 

So, she was returned to the RCN on April 10th and then this happens.  If you see the video it's quite a collision.

http://globalnews.ca/news/504436/u-s-fish-boat-collides-with-docked-navy-ship/
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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #67 on: April 24, 2013, 20:06:09 »
Yes, WIN had just finished the contractor phase of FELEX at VSL.

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #68 on: May 12, 2013, 15:34:59 »
Hmcs Halifax was tied up on the waterfront for Battle of the Atlantic Commemorations last weekend. I was able to get some close up photos

http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2013/05/hmcs-halifax-up-close-post-felex.html

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #69 on: August 22, 2013, 07:14:16 »
Bump with the latest ....
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Canada’s 12 Halifax-class frigates continue their planned modernization with a $15 million contract awarded to Bronswerk Marine Inc. of Brossard, Quebec, for the replacement of the ships’ chilled-water systems.

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The contract will directly create or sustain jobs in the Brossard area. The contract will also have indirect benefits for the workforce, as approximately 85 per cent of the chilled-water systems’ content and technology are Canadian-made.

This contract covers the purchase of 50 chilled-water plants and pumps, with four units allocated to each frigate, and one training unit for sailors on each coast. Chilled-water systems provide the cooling capacity needed to operate the array of systems onboard the frigates.

The units will be delivered between 2014 and 2018, well before Canada’s Federal Halocarbon Regulations bring into force a ban in 2020 on R22 coolant, which is used in the existing systems on the Halifax-class fleet. The new chilled-water systems will use a coolant compliant with these regulations.

The chilled-water system replacement is a sub-project under the Halifax-class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension project ....
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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #70 on: November 24, 2014, 15:06:41 »
Bumped, again, with the latest ....
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The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, today announced the successful modernization of the first four Halifax-Class frigates. The Halifax-class modernization/frigate equipment life extension (HCM/FELEX) is a $4.3 billion program to upgrade and enhance the existing fleet. The program has remained on budget and is scheduled to be completed by 2018.

Following recent sea trials, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton is currently preparing to deploy as the first modernized frigate at high readiness in early 2015.

As the Royal Canadian Navy undergoes its most extensive peacetime modernization in history, the 12 Canadian-built multi-role patrol frigates will continue to form the backbone of the fleet. The first four frigates to be modernized as part of the HCM/FELEX are HMCS Halifax, Fredericton, Calgary, and Winnipeg ....
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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #71 on: November 24, 2014, 17:53:20 »
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"As the Royal Canadian Navy undergoes its most extensive peacetime modernization in history, the 12 Canadian-built multi-role patrol frigates will continue to form the backbone of the fleet."

I underlined in yellow. My view: It would not have been even necessary to modernize at all if the government hadn't delayed the follow on program of SCSC's. Had they gone right into such program, as was recommended by the Navy, the first SCSC's would have come out around 2004-2005. After replacement of the last IRO around 2009, you would have kept on going to replace the oldest HAL as they got to about 20 years old. No need for any modernization program. You could even had put some of those HAL in reserve for five to ten years or sold them to less fortunate friendly navies, such as South American ones.   

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #72 on: November 24, 2014, 18:14:08 »
You've got to go back a few years decades before you can find RCN ships that served less than 20 years of service before being paid off. 

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #73 on: November 25, 2014, 03:42:21 »
Interesting video of all the work being done during FELEX at this link - http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2014/11/felex-update-first-4-done.html?spref=fb

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Re: FELEX - Halifax Class Modernisation
« Reply #74 on: November 25, 2014, 05:05:03 »
You've got to go back a few years decades before you can find RCN ships that served less than 20 years of service before being paid off.
Ahhh, you should never throw a challenge out like that:
HMC Ships Anticosti and Moresby.

But, sadly, what you say is true. Not counting wartime ships, I think the only other one...ever, was the Tribal HMCS Micmac which was decommissioned just shy of 20 years. That was because of a collision in which her keel was bent though.
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